For the last year or so, nearly every manufacturer has been obsessed with cutting cables. From dropping the headphones jack in a variety of phones to attempting to make Bluetooth more viable with Bluetooth 5, it really does seem like we’re moving towards a completely wireless world. Whether or not this is a good move is quite the point of contention for many, and many of our writers have quite strong feelings about the whole thing.
That being said, there are a few headphone manufacturers that make some absolutely incredible Bluetooth options. Jaybird is one of these companies, with their line of wireless earbuds often being seen as the gold standard for what a good pair of wireless earbuds should sound like.
Was ditching the headphone jack a good idea?
Now, they’re looking to cut more cables with the introduction of the Jaybird Run, a set of truly wireless earbuds looking to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple.
The Jaybird Run look strikingly similar to competing options on the market, but with a name like Jaybird behind them, we’re hoping they sound just as great as the sister headphones from the comany. Each bud is said to have a battery life of four hours, but we’ll have to let our friends over at Soundguys.com give them a listen before we know their true vitality. And while four hours might not seem like much, five minutes in the charging case is supposed to give you an hour of listening time.
Also announced today are the follow-ups to the popular Jaybird Freedoms, the Jaybird Freedom 2’s. These headphones build on the design of the previous iteration, reworking the tips and flanges to better fit inside your ears. These should also give you about four hours our battery life, but come with a small clip-on battery which can juice up your buds with another four hours of power.
These headphones are water resistant so you should be able to use them in the rain, and work with the company’s app to customize your sound while you use them.
The new Jaybird Runs will cost $180, while the Freedom 2’s will run you $150. Both will ship released October 7th.
What do you think of the new headphones? Are these the AirPod replacements you’ve been looking for? Let us know in the comments below